Samsung rolls out another update to fix the Galaxy S20 FE's touchscreen issues

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung is rolling out a new update to address the touchscreen issues affecting the Galaxy S20 FE.
  • In addition to improving the stability of the touchscreen, the update also comes with the November 2020 Android security patch.
  • The first update to solve the device's touchscreen issues was rolled out last month.

Samsung rolled out two software updates to the Galaxy S20 FE last month, aiming to fix the touchscreen issues affecting the device. Since the two updates couldn't completely resolve all the issues, the company has now started pushing a new update to improve the phone's touchscreen experience (via SamMobile).

The latest update for the Galaxy S20 FE arrives as version G781BXXU1ATK1 and is currently rolling out to the Snapdragon 865-powered variants of the phone. Just like the last two updates, however, it appears the latest update doesn't succeed in completely eliminating the Galaxy S20 FE's touchscreen issues. While the touchscreen performance has been improved further, Galaxy S20 FE users on Reddit claim some of the issues still persist.

Aside from improving the touchscreen performance, the update also brings the November 2020 Android security patch to what is one of Samsung's best Android phones in a long time. If you own a Snapdragon 865-powered variant of the Galaxy S20 FE, you can check for the update manually by heading over to Settings > Software update > Download and install.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

While it isn't perfect, the Galaxy S20 FE is a true "flagship killer." Samsung has equipped the phone with nearly all of the best features of its flagship Galaxy S20 series, including 5G connectivity and a 120Hz screen.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Right below an article stating it is the best value phone.
  • I had touch screen issues the first day? But after the updates no problem whatsoever?
  • This! No issues.
  • So I saw all these articles about touchscreen issues. Having none myself I went ahead and downloaded the screen tester app and according to the results my phone should be unusable. Yet for the lack of this test I am having no problems with the screen that affect me in daily use. Yes I do some gaming, nothing intense like those shoot em up games and the like. The rest of my usage is heavy on texting, email, camera and internet use. Happy camper here.